Faculty & Staff

Energy Regulation Rollbacks Threaten Progress Against Harmful Ozone

Coal-fired power plant in central Wyoming billowing smoke

Pollutants from coal-fired power plants help make ground-level ozone, and a warming world exacerbates that. Recent rollbacks of U.S. energy regulations may speed climate change, keep pollutants coming, and thus slow the fight against harmful ozone, according to a new study.

Thursday, October 31, 2019

Georgia Tech Hosts Interdisciplinary Panel Discussion on Transportation Infrastructure

Ellen Dunham Jones, Chuck Marohn and Kari Watkins talk about transportation infrastructure

As new roads and buildings pop up in communities around the country, Chuck Marohn believes that the way that the United States is—and has been—developing for decades is  actually largely counterproductive. Marohn is the founder and president of Strong Towns, an organization dedicated to creating more resilient communities through strategic growth. Marohn visited Georgia Tech for a conversation about the future of urban design and transportation hosted by professors Ellen Dunham-Jones and Kari Watkins. 

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

New Faculty: Leadership scholar Robert Simon joins faculty to infuse leadership theory, organizational behavior, change management into curriculum

Not many engineering schools have a leadership scholar on their faculty. The School of Civil and Environmental Engineering does, now that Robert Simon has joined the faculty as an academic professional

Monday, August 19, 2019

NSF natural hazards group highlights Fritz’s unique volcanic landslide generator

The volcanic tsunami generator simulates a volcanic eruption by “punching” through the water’s surface. Professor Hermann Fritz built this one-of-a-kind setup and conducted a series of experiments to better understand tsunamis created by eruptions of underwater volcanoes. (Photo: Yibin Liu)

Last summer, Hermann Fritz was watching a miniature volcano erupt over and over again. The idea was to generate tsunamis from the eruption or a resulting landslide to see how these rare events differ from their more common earthquake-generated cousins.

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Rising tundra temperatures create worrying changes in microbial communities

Researchers studied the impact of warming on microbial communities in a tundra area near Denali National Park in Alaska. (Photo: Ted Schuur, Northern Arizona University)

Rising temperatures in the tundra of the Earth’s northern latitudes could affect microbial communities in ways likely to increase their production of greenhouse gases methane and carbon dioxide, a new study of experimentally warmed Alaskan soil suggests.

Monday, July 8, 2019

LISTEN: Clough shares new book, his explorations of Smithsonian archives on GPB’s On Second Thought

Screenshot of GPB story about G. Wayne Clough's new book, "Things Strange and New: A Southerner’s Journey through the Smithsonian Collections."

Georgia Tech President Emeritus G. Wayne Clough has been writing two books since he retired from the Smithsonian, including his newest exploring the vast collections of the world’s largest museum, education and research complex.

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Taylor appointed associate chair of graduate programs

Frederick Law Olmstead John E. Taylor (Photo: Jess Hunt-Ralston)

Professor John Taylor is joining the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering’s core group of faculty leadership.

Monday, July 1, 2019

New simulator puts people in a full-size car to understand their driving behavior

Ph.D. student Anye Zhou drives the new full-size simulator in Srinivas Peeta’s lab. The simulator is built from a 2013 Ford Focus and includes wraparound screens to immerse test drivers in the simulated environment. (Photo: Candler Hobbs)

When you take a seat in the 2013 Ford Fusion sitting in Srinivas Peeta’s new lab, you enter a virtual world where researchers can throw anything at you: snow and ice, detours, traffic snarls. All you have to do is drive — and in the process, help shape the future of transportation.

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

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